Acquisition of Logical Connectives and Focus, L1
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1. Disjunction in Classical Logic

Until quite recently, it was taken for granted that human languages were logical. It seemed so obvious that no one even bothered to question it. After all, some of the greatest thinkers of their time spoke Indo-E…

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Stephen CRAIN and Peng ZHOU, “Acquisition of Logical Connectives and Focus, L1”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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